What time is Long Lost Family: What Happened Next on TV? Everything you need to know about the ITV reunion series

Long Lost Family brought viewers plenty of tearful reunions – now Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell are returning to find out more...

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LONG LOST FAMILY: WHAT HAPPENED NEXT
Monday 11th June 2018 on ITV 

Pictured: Nicky Campbell and Davina McCall 

Episode 1 catches up with three families whose lives have been transformed in ways they never imagined. 

Cathie Cutler Evans came to us in 2016 desperate to find her birth mother who had given her up for adoption nearly 50 years before. After uncovered the tragic news that her mum had already passed away, Cathie was reunited with her half-sister Ann in Liverpool. Since meeting the siblings have formed a powerful bond with each other and their brother Mark. But theyÕve all had to come to terms with the fact Cathie will never get to meet their birth mum Adrienne. We discover how building their relationship has given them all the strength to deal with their grief, and find out how Cathie has felt about being welcomed into a huge new family.

We also catch up with John Ayton, who after being adopted as a baby, had longed to find his father Kenneth. John was reunited with his half-brother Steve in 2017 after facing the difficult news that Kenneth had already passed away. But since their meeting, although JohnÕs relationship with his brother has gone from strength to strength, it also underlined just how little he knows about the other side of his family Ð his birth mother, Marlene. JohnÕs need for answers launches an incredible new search, taking him on a journey he never thought possible. 

In our final story, we revisit one of Long Lost FamilyÕs first searchers. Maureen Charlton came to us in series 2 looking for her brother Michael who had been expelled from the family for being gay. But although close as children, after 40 years apart, the siblings couldnÕt just slip back in to the relationship they had back then. We join Michael and Maureen in Brighton to discover what itÕs like to have to get to know each other all over again.

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Long Lost Family: What Happened Next is ready to reduce viewers to tears – happy tears. The ITV show follows long lost family members as they seek out people from their pasts.

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Here’s all you need to know about the series and which familiar faces it revisits.

What time is Long Lost Family: What Happened Next on TV?

The three-part show airs on Mondays at 9pm on ITV and you can watch it live on ITV.com.

What is it about?

The show follows on from Long Lost Family, which has reunited estranged family members from across the globe.

Long Lost Family: What Happened Next offers viewers the chance to find out about the emotional next chapter in the families’ lives.

In episode one, we’ll catch up with Cathie Cutler Evans, who we last saw in 2016 when she discovered that the birth mother who had given her up for adoption had already passed away. Now she’s formed a powerful bond with new new-found half-sister Ann and their brother Mark – and we will find out how Cathie has felt about being welcomed into a huge new family.

We’ll also follow up on the story of John Ayton, who was adopted as a baby but found out the tragic news that his birth father was also dead. But now he is wondering about his birth mother – and “John’s need for answers launches an incredible new search, taking him on a journey he never thought possible”. 
Finally, Long Lost Family will take us all the way back to someone we met in series two: Maureen Charlton, who was on a mission to find the brother who had been expelled from her family for being gay. What is their relationship like now, after so many years apart?

Who are the presenters?

The series is hosted by Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell, who have presented Long Lost Family since it began in 2011.

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The pair bring much needed support to the show’s guests, who often find themselves at a loss for words when confronted by their past. Campbell is known for his work with children and, having been adopted himself, offers unique insight and empathy to the show.


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